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Gerard De Jode:  Universi Orbis Seu Terreni Globi In Plano Effigies Cum privilegio

Maps of the World

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Title: Universi Orbis Seu Terreni Globi In Plano Effigies Cum privilegio

Map Maker: Gerard De Jode

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1571 (1578)

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20.5 x 13 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $95,000.00

Inventory ID: 40407ct


Exceptional original color example of Gerard De Jode's rare cordiform map of the World, engraved by Van Doetecum and first published as a separately issued map in 1571.

De Jode's cordiform World map is a reduced version of Abraham Ortelius's 8 sheet world map of 1564, which was originally published by De Jode and survives in only 3 known examples.  It is believed that Ortelius follows a now lost 8 sheet cordiform World Map of Giacomo Gastaldi, published circa 1561. 

The map provides a fine depiction of the newly separate America, no longer shown attached to Asia, as well as a fascinating projection of the unknown Southern Continent. The map pre-dates the earliest appearance of Korea and the Philippines.

Shirley notes 4 states of the map, a first edition, known in 3 examples, which has a different title (Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Descriptio), a second edition, with a new title (Universi Orbis Seu Terreni Globi In Plano Effigies), but lacking the privilege (and likely pre-dating the publication of the De Jode's Atlas), a third edition including the words "cum privilegio" in the title, and a fourth edition, with additional place names, including the words "Terra Incognita" in North America.

The present example is also an unusually fine dark impression of State 3 of the map. 

Old color examples of this map are extremely rare, especially in such fine condition.

Condition Description: Old Color. Minor marginal repairs at centerfold, at top right corner and lower right corner.

References: Shirley 125.

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